Bring soul & serenity back into your life

Bring soul & serenity back into your life

When – August 5th 2017 9:30am – 12:30pm
Cost – $45
Where – Register, pay and attend at the office of No Worries Natural Medicine. 321-961-8243. 325 5th Ave, Ste 205, Melbourne Beach FL 32951
Facebook event Bring soul and serenity back into your life. 

The intensity of daily life is at times too much to deal with and burdens the body, mind and our hearts. We might feel out of touch with who we are and how to manage our complex lives in a graceful and inspiring way. Questions that arise may be: Am I able to remain focused on the things in my life that keep me balanced and make my heart sing? Am I able to ride the waves of daily life gracefully without feeling overwhelmed and out of touch with the meaning of my life? Is there a way to keep my body healthy, my mind serene and my heart open to love? Is there a way to trust my intuition in the midst of the intensity of the world I experience? How do I nourish my body and unburden my mind and heart? How can I transform life patterns that no longer support me in an authentic and energized way of living?

The ancient Eastern healing sciences of yoga, ayurveda and tantra support that deeper longing you feel for a better and more fulfilling life that is real and radically transformative. These wisdom teachings are simultaneously an art and a science. They are elegant, simple and effective.; a life that is less complicated, less stressful and more fulfilling.

Chinnamasta Stiles of Shiva Shakti Loka will guide the group with a heart focused, inspiring lecture blending the art and wisdom of the trilogy teachings. She will share a gentle vinyasa practice to restore the body, bring serenity to the mind and render the heart soft and compassionate. She will share practical tools from her life- long experience that bring nurturing, grounding and insight into your life on all levels. Chinnamasta leads with a loving compassionate example of how to bring the spark back in your life, guiding you back to your heart.

Learn how to cleanse and feel great again! Learn practical and safe ayurvedic and yogic detox tools for body & mind, things you can practice at home. These practices help you to feel lighter, energetic, more spacious, intuitive and connected to yourself. You will rest, relax and release on multiple levels!


Arvigo – Maya Abdominal Therapy – Self Care Class

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® SELF CARE – LEVEL 1
*18CEU available for professional licenses

This is your invitation to BLISS!!!

This 3 day course is designed to educate & empower you to use your own two hands to help and heal yourself! You will learn techniques that are founded on the Ancient Shamanistic Mayan methods of physical, emotion & spiritual healing.

Something magical happens when you care for yourself and learn that everything you need for perfect health and wellness is already within you… You just have to take the time to tap into your bliss and bring harmony back to life within your center of creativity where you can manifest all your dreams into reality! So go ahead and give yourself permission to feel amazing and to dream the life you desire into being!!!

Who is the Instructor?
Dr Bella Lauren DOM, AP, LM, LMT
My name is Dr. Bella and I am passionate about teaching self care and empowering others to take control of their own health care with simple time tested self care techniques that will facilitate your own unique healing process and allow you to find the wise physician that lives within you. I am a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture Physician, Herbalist, Licensed Midwife, Licensed Massage & Body work therapist as well as Arvigo Self Care Teacher and Certified Practitioner of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® and Maya Spiritual Healing. As a Midiwfe and Arvigo Advanced Pregnancy Practitioner I specialize in Women’s Wellness and supporting Mothers throughout their pregnancy from Pre-Conception to Postpartum. I have traveled in Belize and America to study with Dr. Rosita Arvigo. I have also traveled to Peru, Mexico, Guatemala and Bali to study with traditional healiers and shamans. I have over 19 years of experience in women’s holistic health care and I currently operate Agape Healing Arts Health & Wellness Center in Tequesta FL.

Where is this workshop?
325 5th Ave Ste 205
Indialantic FL 32903

When is it being held?
February 17 – 19 2017
Friday 6pm-9pm
Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 10am-6pm

How much is the class?
Total class cost is $455. This fee is paid directly to the Arvigo® Institute and covers the class registration, materials & a tithe to support the IX Chel Tropical Research Foundation, in Belize.
Early bird price is $425 if your place is booked and paid for one month before the class begins.

What’s included?
All instruction, course manual, maya moon oil, a bag of herbs for yoni/root steaming, organic healthy teas and refreshments as well as a private 30 minute Arvigo® Therapy massage & educational session, guided meditations, practical lifestyle and herbal information which can easily be incorporated into daily life.

This Level 1 Self Care Training also provides the required foundation for those licensed healthcare practitioners who may quality to enroll in a Level 2 Arvigo® Professional Training and become practitioners. Completion of this Self Care course awards continuing education credits to some healthcare practitioners :
NCBTMB for massage therapy: 17.5 CE hours
NCAAOM for acupuncture : 18 PDA points
MEAC for midwives: 17 Contact Hours

How do I register for this amazing workshop?
To register for this Self Care Course you may call the Arvigo Institute directly at 603-588-2571 or you may register online at For additional information, contact Dr. Bella at 561-76-AGAPE or email me at

The Ancient Mind-Body-Soul Approach to Health

Read the following in Natural Awakenings magazine here

The Ancient Mind-Body-Soul Approach to Health

The art of living, or Ayurveda, is an ancient mind-body-soul approach to health and healing. Originating in India over 2500 years ago, the goal is to find balance of the principles that make up our body-mind, Vata, Pitta and Kapha. We each have a unique blueprint when we are born. Life habits, environment and seasons influence our state of being and cause fluctuations reflected in our body, mind and heart. When looking for healing we therefore need individual treatments to restore balance for our unique make up and current life needs in accordance with nature. The purpose of Ayurveda is to lead a happy, meaningful life in the world and to be connected to the source of life, Spirit. Prevention is strongly emphasized in Ayurveda. The key to a healthy life is to maintain daily routines and adapting to changing circumstances of our lives, seasons and events that affect us. Examples of daily routines may be oil pulling with sesame oil, daily yoga, self-massage with warm oil, or the rinsing of the sinus cavities with salty water using a neti pot. Diet is another cornerstone to health and prevention of illness. An Ayurvedic meal is considered medicine and tailored to the individual by balancing the six tastes and using spices and herbs for improvement of the digestive system. The six rasas or tastes when preparing a meal are, sweet, salty, pungent, astringent, bitter and sour. An ayurvedic meal also considers colors of foods, smells and texture as important and can be considered an alchemy of art that touches the person’s entire being.

Body therapy is one way an Ayurvedic therapist may offer healing. Abhyanga or full body massage using various warm herbalised oils is beneficial to maintain health, decrease pain, bring peace to the mind and nourish the heart. ‘Oil’ in Sanskrit is ‘snehan’ which also means ‘love.’ The body is considered to have 7 dhatus or tissues which can all be penetrated and affected positively with snehan or oil and loving touch during Abhyanga. Kansu or foot massage with ghee and a small copper bowl is another unique treatment that deeply relaxes the mind, promotes sound sleep and increases energy.

Marcela Bowie is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture Physician, and owner of No Worries Natural Medicine. She is also a practitioner of Arvigo Techniques – Maya Abdominal Therapy, offers ayurvedic body treatments and is a doTERRA Essential Oil wellness advocate. Her office is located at 325 5th Ave, Ste 205, Indialantic. For more information, call 321-961-8243 or visit

Natural Tips for Menstrual Cycle Relief

by Marcela Bowie, DOM,
& Alexis Kasza

Cramping, fatigue, pain, changes in bowel movements, irritability, crying are all too familiar for many women during their monthly cycle. Are these symptoms normal? Should we just accept that pharmaceuticals are our only option in getting some relief? NO! There are many natural ways to get relief including Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Yoga, Pilates, Food Therapy and Essential Oils.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine views the body as a balance of Yin and Yang that ebbs and flows with our ever changing lives in harmony with nature. Yin is considered material, cool and stagnant in nature, such as our blood or body organs. Yang is the function of the material, warmth and movement or metabolic heat, as an example. Without yang, our organs would have no function and without yin, there would be no organ to function. Each day we are exposed to many of life’s stressors that our body needs to respond to in order to maintain a happy balance. Sometimes we need more yang, sometimes we need more yin. When our stressors become too great for our body to compensate, symptoms arise as a message that something is out of balance.

Pain with menstrual bleeding is view by Chinese medicine primarily as blood stasis (the blood’s ability to move freely has been impaired.) This can be due to a number of reasons such as cold accumulation in the uterus or from trauma (from surgeries, birth, fibroids, to name a few.) Pain can also be caused by a lack of blood or a lack of yang (function) to be able to move the blood. Irritability, sadness and crying and general mood changes during the menstrual cycle are also a sign of disharmony. The liver, which has direct relationship with emotions in general, has the task of storing the blood. During the few days before menstrual bleeding, the blood moves from the liver into the uterus in preparation for menses. If the liver is sluggish or impaired in anyway, this flow will not be smooth and emotional changes can occur. Breast tenderness prior to the menstrual cycle is also considered a symptom indicating an imbalance of the liver’s role within the menstrual cycle.

Chinese medical theory does not consider these symptoms as normal nor healthy. The key, though, is to determine the root cause of these symptoms and to diagnose correctly before beginning treatment. Treatment for menstrual relief using acupuncture and Chinese medicine includes inserting tiny acupuncture needles into various points on the body, moxibustion – heat therapy, Tui Na – Chinese medical massage or herbal therapy. Diet and lifestyle are also important and will usually be discussed and addressed during the course of diagnosis and treatment. Thorough history, evaluation, tongue and pulse diagnosis by a licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine or Acupuncture Physician can determine which acupuncture points will be used and which Chinese herbal formula(s) will be best to not only alleviate these symptoms, but to treat the root cause of these symptoms.

Does acupuncture hurt? Yes and no. Acupuncture needles are tiny and usually a minimal sting is felt upon insertion, however, after the patient is laying on the table, they do not typically feel pain from the needles. Most patients fall asleep and enjoy the pleasant relaxation and endorphin release that occurs during acupuncture.

Yoga and Pilates

Movement is essential for combating cramps. Yoga and Pilates can help alleviate or subdue cramping. Yoga and Pilates help the body release endorphins and help tone, stretch and open the pelvic floor while massaging and moving vital organs that are important for menstrual health. Endorphins are natural pain relievers and mood elevators released during exercise.

Pilates, developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1900’s, works on core stabilization through the pelvic floor muscles. With the activation of these muscles, many women find that by reconnecting with their body they are able to lessen the severity of their cramps. To activate the pelvic floor muscles during exercise, focus on tightening the core muscles by pulling your navel to the spine. This will help develop the core strength needed to alleviate menstrual cramps. Stronger abdominals support your organs and keep them in place. You will be less likely to have uterine spasms and lower back pain if you have a tight stomach.

A great Pilates exercise to start with is called Breathing, this will effectively relieve menstrual cramps and other related symptoms. Start by lying on your back, knees bent, hands down at your sides. Breathe in through the nose, expanding the ribcage left to right and front to back. At the same time, draw your lower abdominals in like you are zipping up a pair of pants. Now, exhale through the mouth feeling the ribs move closer together while pulling the navel in deeper towards the spine. This should be practiced several times a day to achieve optimal results.

Practicing at least 30 minutes a day, three times a week will greatly improve symptoms brought on by PMS and menstrual cramps. The more Pilates you do, the better it is for the well-being of the body.

Yoga, an ancient Indian form of therapeutic exercise, stemming from Ayurveda, a traditional healing system, incorporates deep breathing which helps relieve the effects of oxygen deprivation to the tissues, one of the leading causes of cramps. Yoga postures reduce the contractions of the uterus which are responsible for triggering the pain hormones that cause menstrual cramps.

During a women’s period, certain yoga postures reduce discomfort associated with cramping and water retention. Postures, which place gentle pressure on the abdomen, such as cobra pose, may reduce tension and promote proper cleansing of the uterine wall. Calming effects of meditative posture such as corpse or tree pose can have a positive effect on mood variations common during the menstrual cycle. Gentle forward bends massage the abdominal and pelvic region, helping relieve congestion, heaviness, cramping, and heavy bleeding.

Practicing Yoga and Pilates helps combat symptoms of PMS and the menstrual cycle. Gentle movements with breathing will make all the difference.

Food Therapy

Warmth, nourishment, movement and relaxation are important for menstrual health and can be gained with food.

Compare the nature of cold and warmth. Cold congeals and contract which is not an ideal environment for smooth blood flow. Warmth promotes movement and relaxation. It is important to avoid eating too many cold foods before and during your menstrual cycle. Examples of cold foods are raw salad, ice cream and/or smoothies made with ice. Warming foods include spices such as cinnamon, peppers, cardamon and ginger. Soups, cooked foods and warm beverages are also helpful at this time to promote smooth menstrual flow. For raw food enthusiasts, always add warming spices to your food during your menstrual cycle and consider incorporating warm, raw soups. Eggplant, in many Asian traditions is considered beneficial to the uterus and also helps to move blood. Cinnamon is not only a warming spice but it also has the therapeutic properties of helping to move blood in the uterus according to Chinese herbal theory.

In general, consuming whole foods, staying away from caffeinated beverages and processed foods especially refined sugars are basic guidelines that should be considered especially during this time of month when our body is more sensitive than usual.

Chocolate! One reason that many women crave chocolate before and during their cycle is that chocolate is high in magnesium which relieves cramping. Dark chocolate or raw cacao are much higher in magnesium as they have not been highly processed. Try raw cacao nibs as a snack or Delicious Essential Oil Chocolate Balls, see recipe below.

Delicious Essential Oil Chocolate Balls (approx 60 balls)

Raw Cacao Powder – 8oz
Nuts – Almonds or Walnuts – 8oz
Raw Honey – 10-11oz 
Coconut Oil – 7-8oz
Essential Oils (15-20 drops)

Peppermint and wild orange are delicious flavors, but any of the above oils can be added for therapeutic relief.

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until firm, but still a little sticky. Add essential oils at the end, mix thoroughly. Make small round balls. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving. Chocolate balls will become more firm as they chill. ENJOY!

Bullying Can Be Stopped With Yoga

Yoga is a wonderful practice for all ages. Kids love to participate and find calm in yoga. Read this wonderful article about a program for children to help stop bullying.

Most young ones do not need too much encouragement to ‘act like a tree, be like a frog, stand like a warrior’. Yoga can be a lot of fun and very beneficial. Consider bringing your child to class!